Nectar-bright fruit and flowers, bubbly and sweet: Piemonte's famous wines made of the Moscato Bianco grape. But from the glass at my monthly self-imposed lesson on Italian wines at Il Buco and Alimentari e Vineria in downtown Manhattan: indiscriminately mixed herbs; so many floral tones I'm reminded that a blossom's perfume can echo verdant in lea...

Twenty years ago if you heard about Prosecco, the white sparkling wine from Italy’s Veneto region, is was probably as a component with white peach juice of the bellini cocktail, invented at Harry’s Bar in Venice. The popularity of that easy-to-drink aperitif helped Prosecco get a foothold in the U.K., German and U.S. markets as a good mixer and as...

When your family name is synonymous with the development of the U.S. wine industry, the responsibility to carry the name could have been too much to endure. Had Tim Mondavi chosen an industry other than wine, he would not have been the first scion of a famous family to walk away from the business, but the son of Robert Mondavi chose to embrace the...

Dangle a paper cutout of Italy in the air, then slice it in half with a machete (horizontally; slightly angled). The cut will likely run along a line connecting Rome to Pescara. An excellent east-west highway connecting these cities (in two hours) passes wildly beautiful landscapes between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. Most of this journey move...

A few years ago, while he was staying just outside Milan during a whirlwind tour through northern Italy’s vineyard, Ray Osborne quickly took to one very widespread local custom: spritzes in the afternoon. “You’d be out on a piazza, the town square, and everyone would have a spritz in their hands,” said Osborne, sommelier and assistant general manag...

Oltre 50 eventi, 50 tra consorzi, cantine, aziende del food & wine e del lifestyle italiane presenti, più di 500 importatori e distributori locali e oltre 100 ristoranti italiani certificati coinvolti: questi i numeri di “Authentic Italian Table”, la manifestazione con cui le 9 Camere di Commercio Italiane all’estero di Chicago, Houston, Los Angele...

Though the U.S. market’s total imported wine segment was roughly flat at 67 million 9-liter case depletions last year, according to Impact Databank, the category is seeing significant gains at the premium level. The top 10 imported brands retailing at above $10 a 750-ml. shot ahead by an aggregate 16% last year to more than 9 million cases. Progres...

"Volcanic wine. What the he*l is that?" Late in March, wine writer John Szabo, MS — author of Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power which won a 2016 André Simon Food and Drink Book Award — was in Manhattan to host his 1st Annual International Volcanic Wines Conference and, on his way up to give the morning's welcome presentation, sharing an elevator...

For the second year Italy will exhibit at the International Franchise Expo in New York with a significant growth since the first participation. How important it is to promote the Made in Italy concepts in the U.S. market? Yes, this will be the Italian Trade Agency’s second consecutive participation with a national pavilion at the International Fran...

This month our Italian Food, Wine & Travel group is exploring verdicchio from all over Italy. One of the areas I am most familiar with when it comes to verdicchio is the region of Le Marche, which is located in central Italy. Le Marche has a long coastline along the Adriatic and touches 5 other regions to its west including Emilia Romagna to the...